2017 Scholarship Application

Scholarship Program Information

The Temple Israel Scholarship Program is designed to support members of the Temple Israel community with need-based financial aid for continuing education. We are pleased to do this as a supplementary resource where members have demonstrated their financial need by applying for and receiving aid from other sources. As such, the Temple Israel Scholsarhip Program is designed to supplement nancial awards made by the school/camp/program to which you have applied. 

Requirements for Scholarship Awards

In order to apply, the family (defined as parent(s)) of the scholarship applicant must be a member in good standing of Temple Israel, as determined by the VP Finance and/or Executive Director.

If the applicant is a student in elementary, middle, or high school, the applicant should either be:

  1. a student in the Temple Israel Religious School or Temple Israel High School; or
  2. a graduate of the Temple Israel Religious School or its equivalent; or
  3. a student at Prozdor (the High School of Hebrew College); or
  4. a student in a Jewish day school (elementary, middle, or high school level).

If the applicant is in college, the student must either be majoring in Judaic Studies or pursuing a career as a Jewish professional. 

Recipients will receive notification from the Temple. 

Rita & Morris Kesselman Scholarship for Jewish & Holocaust Studies

Created December 2016, in this scholarship will annually award the sum of $1,000.00 to one college student who: is pursuing Jewish and/or Holocaust studies; is a child or grandchild* of a member of Temple Israel; and meets the additional criteria as outlined in the above requirements. This shall continue as long as money remains in the fund. Should there not be a suitable candidate for whatever reason, the scholarship can skip a year. 

Recipients will receive notification from the Temple, in the same manner as other scholarship recipients. However, unlike other scholarship recipients, the recipient of this scholarship will also receive information about Rita and Morris Kesselman. 

*This scholarship will be available to grandchildren of Temple Israel members in addition to children of members. If there are two equally qualified recipients and one is the child of a member and the other is a grandchild, the child will take first priority. The grandchildren eligibility differs for this scholarship than for the rest of the scholarships, above.

Deadline

Deadline for receipt of application is February 17, 2017. Any applications received after that date will not be considered. Notification of scholarship awards and amounts will be kept in strict confidence. 

Questions? Contact Benjamin Maron.

Student's Information
Student's Name *
Student's Name
Student's Parent's Name *
Student's Parent's Name
Address *
Address
Main Phone *
Main Phone
Student's Birthdate *
Student's Birthdate
Jewish Information
Include years, name of school, grade(s) completed, and year of graduation (if applicable)
Another school? Include years, name of school, grade(s) completed, and year of graduation (if applicable)
Another school? Include years, name of school, grade(s) completed, and year of graduation (if applicable)
Include years, name of program (USY, groups, etc.), position(s) held
More activities? Include years, name of program (USY, groups, etc.), position(s) held
More activities? Include years, name of program (USY, groups, etc.), position(s) held
Program To Which You Are Applying
Is your application for a summer camp? Select your camp here:
Is your application for a Jewish day school? Select your school here:
Is your application for another type of program? Select the category here:
Program Name:
Have you ever received scholarship assistance from Temple Israel before? *
Contributions
The Temple Israel Scholarship Program is designed to supplement other sources of need-based financial aid. Therefore, please list any grant amounts and the organization(s) from which they were awarded. Include any unusual circumstances that the Scholarship Committee should consider. All information will be kept in strict confidence.
Include amount, source, considerations
Include amount, source, considerations
Student's Written Statement
In your own words, please write a letter (a few paragraphs, no more than a page in length) to the Scholarship Committee indicating why you want to attend the program you have chosen, what you hope to gain from the experience, and your involvement in the Temple Israel community. Involvement in and service to the Temple Israel community, as well as the community in large, are important criteria in awarding scholarships. Non-exclusive examples of such service for post-bar/bat mitzvah students might include: active participation in USY; regular attendance at Shabbat and holiday services, as well as helping out in the minyan, voluntary assistance in Temple Israel activities, etc. For younger students, participation of parents will be considered. Therefore, a description of such community service should be included with your application.
College students applying for scholarship awards for Judaic Studies must provide specific information on the pertinent courses you are currently or are planning to take.